Germany 1928 Graf Zeppelin silver medal dedicated to the airship launch. Prooflike condition with original dark-gray patina; 36.2 mm diameter; scarce type.
Scarce German medal commemorating airship Graf Zeppelin launch. Rigid-frame airship Graf Zeppelin (German designation Luftschiff LZ 127) was the famous “sigar blimp” designated for carrying passengers and cargo over long distances. One of the largest airships of the time, it had a crew of 36 men and could carry up to 24 passengers. Graf Zeppelin became the most recognized blimp of the time after she completed the first intercontinental flight in 1928 and first around-the-world flight in 1929. Graf Zeppelin and its sister ship LZ129 Hindenburg had an innovative design and were designated for carrying many passengers and cargo over long distances. The passengers aboard Graf Zeppelin traveled in unparalleled luxury and comfort, enjoying their meals in the full-size dining room with dishes served on fine 24K gold-trimmed “ivory” china and silver tableware.
This is an excellent proof-like specimen with original dark-gray patina; about 24.9 grams; about 36.2 mm in diameter, Bavarian Mint inscription on the rim vreads PREUSS. STAATSMUENZ. SILBER 900 FEIN. Dies were cut by the famous engraver O. Gloeckler. This medal wasn’t issued in great numbers; hard-to-find type nowadays. Very attractive patina throughout, no dings or rim nicks. A few light hairlines are noted for accuracy; this specimen is in excellent overall condition, considering the age. This rare original Germany 1928 Graf Zeppelin silver medal is not a later reproduction or a copy; it is guaranteed to be 100% genuine or your money back. Not cleaned; these are the actual photos. Don’t miss your chance to add this attractive vintage airship memorabilia to your collection!
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